The 18 Megawatts (MW) Tedzani IV Hydropower Station which is currently under construction is 95% ready with all the civil works completed and electrical-mechanical works starting with the arrival of various parts and spares.
This is despite delays that were caused due to the COVID-19 pandemic that resulted in works being suspended for 3 months, from March to May 2020.
However, works have since resumed and it is expected that they will be completed ahead of time in February 2021, beating the official commissioning date of September 2021.
The Power Station is being built with a US$52 million Grant Assistance from the Japanese Government through the Japanese International Cooperation Agency (JICA) with EGENCO contributing US$4.8million.
Tedzani Power Station is one of the hydropower stations operated by the Electricity Generation Company (Malawi) Limited (EGENCO). It has a total generation capacity of 102MW comprising Tedzani I&II with 40 MW and Tedzani III with 62MW. The addition of the 18MW Tedzani IV will increase its capacity to 120MW.